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Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia are Professional Organisers and they chat about how they keep their homes organised and decluttered and how they help their clients to achieve the same.
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The Art of Decluttering Amy Revell & Kirsty Farrugia

    • Kids & Family
    • 4.7 • 153 Ratings

Amy Revell and Kirsty Farrugia are Professional Organisers and they chat about how they keep their homes organised and decluttered and how they help their clients to achieve the same.
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    Best of Guests - Your Color Guru

    Best of Guests - Your Color Guru

    Amy and Kirsty have taken some time off for the school holidays. We hope you enjoy listening to this interview from last year with Jeannie Stith-Maywhinney founder of Your Color Guru.
    Jeannie is the founder and owner of Your Color Guru. She is obsessed with helping real women look and feel amazing in their clothes. We learnt so much in our chat with Jeannie as she shares about the process of doing someone's colours and how it aligns so beautifully with living an intentional life. We also had the pleasure of having our colours done so tune in to find out what that experience was like. 
    In this episode we:
    ● Uncover what knowing your colours has to do with decluttering;
    ● Learn about the process of figuring out someone's colours;
    ● Highlight why knowing your colours is important;
    ● Share what some of Kirsty and Amy's colours are;
    ● Encourage you as always to be intentional with your purchases;
    ● Find out what happens if you change your hair colour like Kirsty did;
    ● And so so so so much more...
    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!
    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Clothing episode
    ● Wardrobe 1 episode
    ● Wardrobe 2 episode
    ● Laundry episode
    ● Wardrobe Challenge
    ● Your Color Guru Website
    ● Your Color Guru Facebook
    ● Your Color Guru Instagram
    Special thanks to frances in san francisco for your review! If you have had your colours done it's your turn to leave us a review!
    Big thanks to Jeannie for your time and for doing our colours for us!! We loved learning about the whole process.
    For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.
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    • 50 min
    Best of Guests - Clare Press

    Best of Guests - Clare Press

    Amy and Kirsty have taken some time off for the school holidays. We hope you enjoy listening to this interview Kirsty recorded with Clare Press a couple of years ago.
    Back in Nov 2019 Kirsty had a great conversation with the extraordinary Clare Press from Wardrobe Crisis. Clare is also the Sustainability Editor of Vogue Australia and an incredible author among many other talents.
    She is truly inspirational and we hope that you learn something new and are inspired by what she has to share about fashion and it's impact on the environment.
    In this episode we:
    ● Talk about fashion and the effect that our insatiable desire for fast fashion has on our planet;
    ● Highlight some of the alarming statistics around fashion and the environment;
    ● Discuss the idea of a shopping detox and the unexpected benefits;
    ● Dream and hope for a more ethical and sustainable future for fashion;
    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and puts a smile on your face.
    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Shopping Questions
    ● Wardrobe Crisis Podcast
    ● Clare Press
    ● Clare's books, Wardrobe Crisis & Rise & Resist
    ● Wardrobe #1 Episode
    ● Wardrobe #2 Episode
    ● Women Against Waste Episode
    ● UK Parliaments' Fixing Fashion Report
    ● GuppyFriend Bag
    Thank you again to Clare Press for your time!!
    If you learnt something new today then its your turn to leave us a review!
    For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.
    For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.

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    • 57 min
    Becoming an Artist with Nic Bryan

    Becoming an Artist with Nic Bryan

    Nic Bryan is a wife, mum, teacher, artist and one of our Head, Heart and Home course members. When she shared recently in our Head, Heart and Home Community about the impact decluttering has had on her ability to get creative and produce incredible artworks out of second hand and recycled materials, we just knew we had to find out more!
    Amy caught up with her recently and got to hear Nic's journey about how experiencing freedom by decluttering lead her to unlock a whole new part of herself and step into becoming an amazing artist with a passion for the environment.
    In this episode we;
    ● Learn who Nic is, what she does and a little bit about her decluttering journey;
    ● Hear some of Nic's tips to other artists and creatives for getting re inspired;
    ● Find out what led Nic to using and becoming so passionate about recycled items in artwork;
    ● Highlight the importance of utilising natural limits and containerisation (is that a word?!) to your advantage when organising art supplies;
    ● Give practical examples of how families with kids can store their art and craft supplies;
    And so so so so much more...
    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!
    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Jeannie Baker - Children's Author mentioned by Nic
    ● Lids 4 Kids
    ● The Dump - Bluey episode about recycling Episode
    ● Nic's Facebook
    ● Nic's Instagram
    ● Nic's Website
    ● Wardrobe Crisis Episode with Clare Press (mentioned by Nic)
    ● The Holding Zone Episode (mentioned by Amy)
    ● Landfill Diversion Episode
    Thank you so much Nic for your time!! It was a pleasure to have you share your story with us and our listeners.
    Thank you to AbigailLying for your podcast review!! If you love turning recycling in to art like Nic does, then its your turn to leave us a review!
    For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.
    For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.

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    • 52 min
    Dealing with Doubt

    Dealing with Doubt

    Today, for something different, Belinda joins Kirsty and we chat all about doubt.
    We all experience doubt in our lives either from well meaning friends or family trying to look out for us or from that unhelpful inner voice that likes to tell you you can't. Doubts will come and go but being equipped to navigate them and get your motivation and momentum back is the key.
    So come along with us as we get chatting all about how doubt can show up, where it comes from and some practical tips on what to do to deal with it and share lots of giggles along the way. 
    We hope that this episode brings some sunshine into your day.
    In this episode we;
    ● Talk about what doubt is and share some examples of possible doubts that can come up;
    ● Discuss what to do when others have doubts about your decluttering journey;
    ● Suggest ways to combat your own doubt fill thoughts;
    ● Highlight the importance of creating a vision and using it to come back to give you hope and move away from the doubts;
    ● Dig into identity and explore the link between knowing who you are and shifting from doubt to hope and freedom;
    And so so so so much more...
    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!
    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Discouragement Episode
    ● Vision Episode (trigger warning: this ep was recorded just before Covid and lockdowns existed; something to keep in mind when listening.)
    ● 2018 Vision Episode
    ● Grace & Freedom Episode
    ● Children's Toys Episode
    ● Head, Heart & Home Course
    Thank you to Sorry buddy and Lego people for your podcast reviews!! If you are a tea drinker then its your turn to leave us a review! Oh and tell us what your favourite tea is!
    For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.
    For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.

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    • 28 min
    Minimalism at Work with Chris Lovett

    Minimalism at Work with Chris Lovett

    The remarkable Chris Lovett is back! If you don't know who we are talking about don't worry because you are in for a real treat!
    Chris is an author, executive & simplicity coach, speaker, career mentor and minimalist. He tells it as it is, with a cracking sense of humour, he has a way of disarming you and getting into your head. We last spoke to Chris in May 2021 only weeks before he launched his first book The Discovery of Less. Since then he's given a TedX talk and is even working on a 2nd book (woo hoo!)
    Kirsty had the absolute pleasure of catching up with him recently to find out all about his TedX talk experience and to hear about everything else he has been up to.
    If you have a desire to make a greater impact by doing less, especially at work, then you are absolutely going to love this episode!
    In this episode Chris;
    ● Shares what he has been up to since we last caught up with him;
    ● Tell us all about his TedX talk experience;
    ● Shares what kind of impact his book The Discovery of Less has had;
    ● Tells us a bit about his research for his new book into why people like being busy;
    ● Highlights his thoughts around doing less at work and having more of an impact;
    And so so so so much more...
    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!
    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Discovery of Less with Chris Lovett Episode
    ● Minimalism Episode
    ● Chris TedX talk
    ● Chris' Website
    ● Chris' book The Discovery of Less
    ● Get the first chapter free here
    ● Chris' Instagram
    ● Chris' Facebook
    ● Jamil Qureshi
    A huge thank you to Chris for giving us your time! We loved having you on the podcast and can't wait to read your next book!
    Thank you to Elayne Johnston Fielding for your podcast review!! If you were born in another country to which you now live AND you love Chris as much as we do, then its your turn to leave us a review!
    For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.
    For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.

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    • 43 min
    Collections

    Collections

    As promised in Part 2 of our mini series How to Organise..., here is an episode all about collections.
    We cover lots! We have a chat about why people collect/create collections, explore what is driving the need to collect, how to know when it’s time to declutter some or all of your collections and some of the reasons why you might come up against specific challenges. We also touch on what to do it your collections are impacting your relationships with people and money.
    We hope that you come away with some tips, insights & lots of grace on how to declutter and mange your collections.
    In this episode we;
    ● Discuss some possible reason why people might collect;
    ● Learn a little bit about Amy's collections as a child;
    ● Remind you to have loads of grace for your past self (and of course you right now!);
    ● Ask what does freedom look like;
    ● Encourage you to come back to your vision to help you when you feel it's getting out of hand;
    ● Challenge you not to find the perfect solution, but to just find A solution;
    And so so so so much more...
    We hope from this conversation we all learn something and put a smile on your face!
    Things mentioned in this episode and other helpful links:
    ● Like with Like Episode
    ● Need it Episode
    ● Use it Episode
    ● Love it Episode
    ● Home Office Episode
    ● Childrens Toys Episode
    ● Types of Clutter Episode (aspirational clutter)
    ● Hoarding Disorder Episode
    ● Autism Episode
    ● ADHD Episode
    ● How to Organise Pt1 Episode
    ● How to Organise Pt2 Episode
    ● Pop Toys
    ● Shadow Boxes
    Thank you to Lego people and wombatbaby for your podcast review!! If you still have a collection that you had in your childhood then its your turn to leave us a review!
    For more details on how to connect with us head to our website.
    For details on becoming a Patreon supporter take a look here.

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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

Genna Klein ,

Wonderful, humane podcast!

So inspiring to declutter and tidy, so encouraging and humane! Thanks ladies!

Shartieda ,

Greetings from Peru 🇵🇪

This is my favorite Decluttering podcast! Listening to Amy and Kristy feels like hanging out with friends! I usually listen to the podcast while I go around the house trying to conquer the clutter or while I’m driving. They keep things fun and have lots of great tips!

:::1212 ,

Black Licorice is the Best!!

Greetings from Kentucky, USA- I default to your podcast whenever I’m traveling or cleaning - I love how you truly speak to the heart of clutter and not just to the clutter. I’ve probably covered your entire catalogue by now but truly love episodes that deal with the sentimental items - things that came from granny’s house or the article when mom moved, etc. and books- our house is full of these things, my moms house is full of these things, for no good reason other than they are hard items to unload. So I listen over and over again and slowly pick my way through the items and let go. One quick story about it- I have always held on to cards (no one sends them anymore but I do keep all of the cards my kids and husband give me). I decided it was time to let go and so last summer, one hot July day, I sat in my garage and opened a box of cards from the 1970 s and 1980s. I found one that wasn’t even opened yet- from my grandmother, who was my soul mate for all intents and purposes - she sent it to me when I was at camp so I would have it when I got back, and she died suddenly while I was at camp. I never opened at that time - just tucked it away because it was too emotional - it was the very last card she ever mailed and the very last words she ever said to me. That was July, 1989 and happened to be on the same day she died (which I didn’t realize until I looked at the date). I have moved a dozen times since then and it made the cut each move. So I opened it, and sat and read it and cried and clutched it. Inside was a $5 bill- which is tucked away in my wallet now. Needless to say the well of emotion at that time caused me to stop progress for a bit but in that moment I felt so thankful I had kept those cards.
Those sentimental items are hard- especially when attached to something as beautiful as my grandma. Thank you for creating a space where, even if it is on the floor of my garage on a hot July kentucky day, I feel safe and able to do that hard work. And, Kirsty, I love your sweet laugh. And black licorice! 😁gretchen

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